Thursday, December 5, 2013

Everybody's still digging out..

We had a real old fashioned blizzard for a couple days and now... we are all digging out.  Lots of folks are in a pile of snow a lot worse than ours... some in the north end of the city have drifts up to the roof line... glad we don't live there..















This was bad enough...and it was tough to shovel... the wind blows it so hard it becomes firmly packed and can't just be shovelled...you have to bang it with the edge of the scraper first in order to break it up and then shovel it ... I worked and worked hard for an hour and a half the first day...and had to give up...I just couldn't bang it or life on more shovel full....
















While I was resting...I heard a snowblower...and thanks to my neighbour.... had a walking size path done on the rest of the city sidewalk that surrounds the house...we are on a corner lot..so quite a lot of shovelling from front to back and also the front sidewalk to the house...a big porch into which the snow blew two feet deep and the driveway at the back ... which rtanged from a fot to two feet deep all across it.... I worked another hour yesterday to clear the second half of the driveway...and today....I must make a start on the patio... which has a tiny path dug up to the steps ...and the rest still needs moving....





































The wild winds blew it off the roof and most of it landed inside the patio... and there is only way in and out..to shovel it out ..or ...try to toss some of it over the 5 foot surrounded wall..... sheeesh.....















at least the sun is out...but, today it is bitterly cold at -25C ...and there is a breeze...so minus 35 for windchill... every bit of skin must be covered or you risk frostbite.....















here's to you Old Man Winter!















Oh, alright no point in complaining ...















Just get out and shovel....and shovel....and shovellllllll........

6 comments:

Terra said...

Brrr, that is a shockingly low temp, and all that snow. How good of your neighbor to make that narrow path for you. He or she deserves a treat for staying out in the cold to do that!

Mary Ann said...

So far so good for us. Today was actually quite balmy considering it's December. The DH and son were sitting out on the porch having a cup of tea. Madness I say. I stayed inside in the warmth:)

p.s. I hate to tell you but...I won the embroidery thread etc.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh how I love your salute to Old Man Winter!! I'm SO with you! Having said that, and after our downfall last week, today it was +9 and almost balmy. What's with that?!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW! What a way to start out December! I remember those days of shoveling and shoveling. We are so blessed now that we're in a condo and someone else does the hard work. I often would be the one to shovel and it was grueling sometimes. I sympathize whole heartedly with you Vee.

when you're on a break stop over and see out December eye candy to get you in the holiday spirit. We'd love to have you for some hot tea or hot cocoa!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

O MY Vee!!!
I don't want to even imagine that. I was hoping we would have some cold weather, and we did for a few hours...27 degrees...but the next day it's back up to 80 plus humidy.my porch is so wet with the moisture.
But I don't want to shovel snow...Although it is a beautiful sight...LOL
Come for a visit Vee...We have a special Xmas post.
Merry Christmas Dearest,
Marie Antoinette

Gwen Buchanan said...

Well you have been working your heart out.. we have too much snow now and I commiserate.